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Holiday Closing All Pratt Library locations will be closed Monday, May 30 in observance of Memorial Day.

Events

January 23 - 29, 2022

Sunday, January 23

Take & Make: Debugging the Mars Lander

Using craft supplies and instructions, experiment in creating your own Mars Lander. Challenge your friends to see who can create the biggest and best Lander...

image of a hand with peachy skintone and red nailpolish writing the words 'My Plan' in a blank journal

Start 2022 off with a new handmade journal. Kit includes: scrapbook paper, blank paper, thread, and suggested journal prompts. This take & make kit will be...

Photo of a child blowing up a balloon.

Learn about Newton's Third Law of Motion by making a speedy balloon rocket using string, a drinking straw, tape, and a balloon! Construct your balloon...

Take & Make: Stained Glass Candle Jars

Use tissue paper to turn an ordinary glass jar into a colorful candle holder that mimics the effects of stained glass. Kits include all supplies and an...

idea chalkboard thinking

Start off the new year by creating a dream board of your goals and dreams for 2022. This take & make kit will be available in the Central Library's Earl...

Horses drinking water in winter

Borrow a book (or an audiobook) from the Waverly Branch library and receive a diamond painting kit to enjoy at home. The kit comes with all supplies needed....

Teen Raid Box: All Out Anime

Stop by the Edmondson Avenue Branch to pick up an Anime-inspired teen raid box. This is the perfect box for teens who love anime and manga. Each box contains...

Monday, January 24

 3D Printing at Govans

Design a 3D printed miniature at home and print it out at the Govans branch! Materials will include an instructional manual and suggested books to help...

 Take & Make: Scratch Art Bookmark

Celebrate your favorite books by creating bookmark decorations. This take & make kit will be available at the Govans Branch from January 10-31 on a first...

One Book Baltimore: Community Dream Boards!

"If you believe it then act so." quote from this year's One Book Baltimore Selection, Becoming Beatriz by Tami Charles We invite community members to take...

Seed Library

The Seed Library at Northwood Library is a place for gardeners to “borrow” seeds from the library. At the end of the growing season, gardeners save seeds...

"Allegory of Painting" by Domenico Corvi from the Walters Art Museum online collection, depicting a woman painting a self-portrait

Express yourself through art-inspired (or "ekphrastic") poetry using our free journal, which includes information on how to write ekphrastic poetry and art...

Take & Make: DIY Kool Aid Lip Scrub

Keep your lips smooth this winter with a fruity DIY Kool Aid lip scrub! Stop by the Southeast Anchor Library to pick up your kit with ingredients and...

Take & Make: Debugging the Mars Lander

Using craft supplies and instructions, experiment in creating your own Mars Lander. Challenge your friends to see who can create the biggest and best Lander...

Take & Make: Dungeons & Dragons (5th Edition)

Start your journey through fantastic realms and battle ferocious beasts through the magic of D&D. No prior table-top experience required. This take & make...

Take & Make: Fluffy Slime

Easy to make fluffy slime! This take & make kit will be available at the Reisterstown Road branch from January 18-25 on a first come, first served basis,...

image of a hand with peachy skintone and red nailpolish writing the words 'My Plan' in a blank journal

Start 2022 off with a new handmade journal. Kit includes: scrapbook paper, blank paper, thread, and suggested journal prompts. This take & make kit will be...

Take & Make: Mathema-kits

Do you want to prove you know your fractions, decimals, and equations to your teachers? Want to have a little fun doing it? Mathema-kits are full of games...

creative art abstract painting watercolor

Mix it up as you explore printmaking with a variety of art materials. This take & make kit will be available at the Canton Branch from January 4-29 on a...

Take & Make: Reading Par-Tea!

Teens can celebrate National Tea Month by picking up a tea sampler set. Each set will include information on the types of teas and respective brewing...

Take & Make: Stained Glass Candle Jars

Use tissue paper to turn an ordinary glass jar into a colorful candle holder that mimics the effects of stained glass. Kits include all supplies and an...

Take & Make: Stay Well, Stay Inspired

Pick up a workbook that comes with creative writing prompts, coloring book pages, and uplifting quotes that will help you unwind and destress. This take &...

Aromatherapy

Make two aromatherapy sprays that can help your day go by smoother. Create a Mood Lifting spray for the daytime and a Bedtime Sleep spray for restful...

idea chalkboard thinking

Start off the new year by creating a dream board of your goals and dreams for 2022. This take & make kit will be available in the Central Library's Earl...

Horses drinking water in winter

Borrow a book (or an audiobook) from the Waverly Branch library and receive a diamond painting kit to enjoy at home. The kit comes with all supplies needed....

Hand moving a blue game piece on a game board

Let's play Halma! Created in the 1880's, Halma is a multiplayer strategy game that involves moving pieces across a game board. Halma can be played with 2 or...

Teen Raid Box: All Out Anime

Stop by the Edmondson Avenue Branch to pick up an Anime-inspired teen raid box. This is the perfect box for teens who love anime and manga. Each box contains...

CANCELED: Introduction to Microsoft Office 2019 and Computer Basics

Online Class Sessions - Email registration required (Access information provided upon receipt of registration). In this 6-week series, 5 topics will be...

10:30am
Virtual Event
CANCELED: SeniorTec Series

You are never too old to learn. Join us for a fun filled adventure as we discover the world of the computer. Create a Gmail account using Google. Learn...

10:30am
Virtual Event
computer keyboard hands

In this 6-week series, 5 topics will be discussed: ABCs of the PC, Skill Builders’ Workshops, Introduction to Computers and Windows, Introduction to Word...

computer keyboard hands

It is an empowering and rewarding experience. to write an hour each week, at the same time and place. It serves as powerful support for building your daily...

12pm
Virtual Event
Getting to Know You (Again)! Teen Meet and Greet

We've missed you! Stop by the teen area at Southeast Anchor to introduce or reintroduce yourself to the YA librarians. Get a small prize for stopping in and...

I <3 Anime

**This program has been postponed to a later date** Teens are invited to get together and discuss Anime. Watch an episode together and talk about your...

3:30pm
Virtual Event
Adult Readers' Social

Share a favorite book with our community of readers! Hear what others have enjoyed and add to your "To Be Read" list.

5:30pm
Virtual Event
CANCELED - Introduction to Microsoft Office 2019 and Computer Basics

This program has been canceled. In this 6-session series, 5 topics will be discussed: ABCs of the PC, Skill Builders’ Workshops, Introduction to Computers...

Light Street Writers Exchange

A read and critique group for writers with interest in all forms of writing: poetry, novel, short story, creative nonfiction. Writers of any ability are...

6pm
Virtual Event
Virtual Yoga for Everyone with Civonnia

Registration not required, but encouraged. Please register through Eventbrite here. Join BYFree instructor, Civonnia, for virtual deep breathing,...

6pm
Virtual Event

Tuesday, January 25

 3D Printing at Govans

Design a 3D printed miniature at home and print it out at the Govans branch! Materials will include an instructional manual and suggested books to help...

 Take & Make: Scratch Art Bookmark

Celebrate your favorite books by creating bookmark decorations. This take & make kit will be available at the Govans Branch from January 10-31 on a first...

Bedtime Book Bundles

Stop by the Hampden Branch to pick up a bundle of carefully selected books to help you establish or strengthen your bedtime reading routine! Each bundle...

Baltimore Bird

Pick up a kit to make bird seed treats to put outside for our feathered friends. This take & make kit will be available at the Cherry Hill Branch from...

Interactive Movie Kit: Frozen

Do you want to build a snowman? You can do that and more while watching Frozen with our interactive movie kit. Each kit includes crafts, props, and...

One Book Baltimore: Community Dream Boards!

"If you believe it then act so." quote from this year's One Book Baltimore Selection, Becoming Beatriz by Tami Charles We invite community members to take...

Penguin Day Storytime Kits

Celebrate National Penguin Awareness Day! See how tall you are compared to the Emperor Penguin, if you can walk with an egg on your feet, or if you can jump...

Seed Library

The Seed Library at Northwood Library is a place for gardeners to “borrow” seeds from the library. At the end of the growing season, gardeners save seeds...

Take & Make: A Snowflake Picture to Remember

Create a snowflake decorated picture frame for a winter gift for someone special. This take & make kit will be available at the Orleans Street Branch from...

story time, librarian and children

Inspired by Maurice Sendak's Chicken Soup with Rice, we will share simple healthy soup recipes for cold winter days. Take a sample soup home to cook yourself...

Take & Make: Animal Mobile

Craft an animal mobile as a piece of art or as an information resource! This take & make kit will be available at the Northwood Branch from January 4-29 on...

"Allegory of Painting" by Domenico Corvi from the Walters Art Museum online collection, depicting a woman painting a self-portrait

Express yourself through art-inspired (or "ekphrastic") poetry using our free journal, which includes information on how to write ekphrastic poetry and art...

Take & Make: Building Bridges

Just how does a bridge work? Pick up a take & make kit to perform experiments. You can craft your bridge from LEGO® bricks or use the supplied materials. ...

preschool children

In the picture book Sometimes People March by Tessa Allen, the author explains that when people want a crucial change in the world, they often march together...

Take & Make: Chinese New Year Crafts

Get ready to celebrate the Year of the Tiger by making a hand drum and a lantern. This take & make kit will be available at the Canton Branch from January...

Take & Make: Crack the Code Bag

Can you solve the clues to unlock the bag and get the prize? This take & make kit will be available at the Edmondson Village Branch from January 4-29 on a...

Take & Make: DIY Kool Aid Lip Scrub

Keep your lips smooth this winter with a fruity DIY Kool Aid lip scrub! Stop by the Southeast Anchor Library to pick up your kit with ingredients and...

Take & Make: Debugging the Mars Lander

Using craft supplies and instructions, experiment in creating your own Mars Lander. Challenge your friends to see who can create the biggest and best Lander...

Take & Make: Dungeons & Dragons (5th Edition)

Start your journey through fantastic realms and battle ferocious beasts through the magic of D&D. No prior table-top experience required. This take & make...

Take & Make: Fluffy Slime

Easy to make fluffy slime! This take & make kit will be available at the Reisterstown Road branch from January 18-25 on a first come, first served basis,...

Take & Make: Glitter Snowman

Use glitter stickers to create a snowman mosaic. This take & make kit will be available at the Cherry Hill Branch from January 4-29 on a first come, first...

Take & Make: Glitter Snowman

Use glitter stickers to create the snowman mosiac. This take & make kit will be available at the Orleans Street Branch from January 4-29 on a first come,...

Take & Make: Glitter Snowman

Use glitter stickers to create the snowman mosiac. This take & make kit will be available at the Pennslyvania Avenue Branch from January 4-29 on a first...

image of a hand with peachy skintone and red nailpolish writing the words 'My Plan' in a blank journal

Start 2022 off with a new handmade journal. Kit includes: scrapbook paper, blank paper, thread, and suggested journal prompts. This take & make kit will be...

Hot chocolate in red mug with marshmallows and candy cane

This take & make has been postponed and will be available beginning Tuesday, January 11. Do marshmallows melt faster in hot chocolate made with water or...

Take & Make: Mathema-kits

Do you want to prove you know your fractions, decimals, and equations to your teachers? Want to have a little fun doing it? Mathema-kits are full of games...

family of four playing in fall leaves

It's the changing of the virtual seasons in Animal Crossing! On New Leaf Day, all of the leaves turn green to welcome spring time. Celebrate with us and...

Take & Make: Paper Plate Pop-Up Snowman

Celebrate the snowy season with this fun and easy pop-up snowman craft! All materials are provided, along with a list of snowman-themed books, songs and...

pinwheel attached to railing

Wind energy is an important part of renewable energy. But what is it? How does it work? Learn about the power of wind by making your own pinwheel. Pinwheels...

creative art abstract painting watercolor

Mix it up as you explore printmaking with a variety of art materials. This take & make kit will be available at the Canton Branch from January 4-29 on a...

Take & Make: Puzzle Day

Grab a kit and celebrate Puzzle Day! Each kit will include a puzzle blank, instructions, and ideas to get you started. This take & make kit will be...

Take & Make: Reading Par-Tea!

Teens can celebrate National Tea Month by picking up a tea sampler set. Each set will include information on the types of teas and respective brewing...

paper crafts colorful construction paper

Celebrate the winter season with a snow day craft. We have included some book recommendations to help celebrate the season. This take & make kit will be...

Take & Make: Snowman Snowglobes

Keep the winter fun alive with these mason jar snowglobes! All materials will be provided. This take & make kit will be available at the Waverly Branch from...

Take & Make: Snowman Thermometer

This foam snowman thermometer craft kit is a fun frosty activity. This take & make kit will be available at the Washington Village Branch from January 4-29...

Take & Make: Snowman Thermometer

This foam snowman thermometer craft kit is a fun frosty activity. This take & make kit will be available at the Herring Run Branch from January 4-29 on a...

Take & Make: Sock Planters

Learn about plants, make your own planter, and get the supplies to grow seeds at home. This take & make kit will be available at the Patterson Park Branch...

Take & Make: Sock Snowman

Make a cuddly snowman---while staying warm indoors! This take & make kit will be available at the Canton Branch from January 18-29 on a first come, first...

Photo of a child blowing up a balloon.

Learn about Newton's Third Law of Motion by making a speedy balloon rocket using string, a drinking straw, tape, and a balloon! Construct your balloon...

Take & Make: Stained Glass Candle Jars

Use tissue paper to turn an ordinary glass jar into a colorful candle holder that mimics the effects of stained glass. Kits include all supplies and an...

Take & Make: Stay Well, Stay Inspired

Pick up a workbook that comes with creative writing prompts, coloring book pages, and uplifting quotes that will help you unwind and destress. This take &...

Take & Make: The Mitten - A Tellable Tale

Create a mitten craft and use it in a retelling of this classic folktale. This take & make kit will be available at the Govans Branch from January 18-29 on...

idea chalkboard thinking

Start off the new year by creating a dream board of your goals and dreams for 2022. This take & make kit will be available in the Central Library's Earl...

Horses drinking water in winter

Borrow a book (or an audiobook) from the Waverly Branch library and receive a diamond painting kit to enjoy at home. The kit comes with all supplies needed....

Mason jar lantern with snowflake pattern

Danish coziness on a cold winter day! Make your own little lantern, complete with a winter scene, to enjoy at home. We've included a few poems to read as...

Hand moving a blue game piece on a game board

Let's play Halma! Created in the 1880's, Halma is a multiplayer strategy game that involves moving pieces across a game board. Halma can be played with 2 or...

Teen Raid Box: All Out Anime

Stop by the Edmondson Avenue Branch to pick up an Anime-inspired teen raid box. This is the perfect box for teens who love anime and manga. Each box contains...

Introduction to Microsoft Office 2019 and Computer Basics

Online Class Sessions - Email registration required In this 6-week series, 5 topics will be discussed: ABCs of the PC, Skill Builders’ Workshops,...

10:30am
Virtual Event
SeniorTec Series

You are never too old to learn. Join us for a fun filled adventure as we discover the world of the computer. Create a Gmail account using Google. Learn...

computer keyboard hands

In this 6-part series, 3 topics will be discussed: Introduction to Word 2019 - Part 1 and 2, Introduction to PowerPoint 2019 – Part 1 and 2, and...

10:30am
Virtual Event
Family Storytime

Stories, movement, songs and rhymes in English and Spanish. Come ready to move and have fun together. For families with children ages 2-5. All abilities...

Lawyer in the Library

Maryland Legal Aid attorneys, paralegals, law students, and volunteer attorneys will spend a few hours each week at the Waverly branch providing brief,...

hands on an old typewriter

It is an empowering and rewarding experience. to write an hour each week, at the same time and place. It serves as powerful support for building your daily...

12pm
Virtual Event
New Year, New Resume

Spruce up your resume with the help of a Pratt librarian. Brought to you by the Mobile Job Center. This program will take place in Google Meet. Register in...

1pm
Virtual Event
Introduction to Google Drive

5 topics will be discussed: In this 5-week series, 5 topics will be discussed: Google Drive, Google Docs, Google Calendar, Google Sheets and Google Slides.

2pm
Virtual Event
Introduction to Google Drive

Online Class Sessions - Email registration required 5 topics will be discussed: In this 5-week series, 5 topics will be discussed: Google Drive, Google...

2pm
Virtual Event
Introduction to Microsoft Office 2019 and Computer Basics

In this 6-week series, 5 topics will be discussed: ABCs of the PC, Skill Builders’ Workshops, Introduction to Computers and Windows, Introduction to Word...

Introduction to Microsoft Office 2019 and Computer Basics

Online Class Sessions - Email registration requiredI n this 6-week series, 5 topics will be discussed: ABCs of the PC, Skill Builders’ Workshops,...

2pm
Virtual Event
Getting to Know You (Again)! Teen Meet and Greet

We've missed you! Stop by the teen area at Southeast Anchor to introduce or reintroduce yourself to the YA librarians. Get a small prize for stopping in and...

Weekly Manga Drawing Lessons

Learn how to draw anime and manga characters step-by-step in weekly sessions! Build up a binder of your best drawings and be a real artist! Supplies for the...

3:30pm
Govans
Stream Available
story time, librarian and children

Stories, movement, songs, and our most fun activities. Come ready to move, laugh, and learn together. For ages 2-5 with an adult. All abilities welcome....

Workplace Readiness Workshop

Online Class Sessions - Email registration required In this 6-part series, 3 topics will be discussed: Introduction to Word 2019 - Part 1 and 2,...

5:30pm
Virtual Event

Wednesday, January 26

 3D Printing at Govans

Design a 3D printed miniature at home and print it out at the Govans branch! Materials will include an instructional manual and suggested books to help...

 Take & Make: Scratch Art Bookmark

Celebrate your favorite books by creating bookmark decorations. This take & make kit will be available at the Govans Branch from January 10-31 on a first...

Bedtime Book Bundles

Stop by the Hampden Branch to pick up a bundle of carefully selected books to help you establish or strengthen your bedtime reading routine! Each bundle...

Baltimore Bird

Pick up a kit to make bird seed treats to put outside for our feathered friends. This take & make kit will be available at the Cherry Hill Branch from...

Interactive Movie Kit: Frozen

Do you want to build a snowman? You can do that and more while watching Frozen with our interactive movie kit. Each kit includes crafts, props, and...

One Book Baltimore: Community Dream Boards!

"If you believe it then act so." quote from this year's One Book Baltimore Selection, Becoming Beatriz by Tami Charles We invite community members to take...

Penguin Day Storytime Kits

Celebrate National Penguin Awareness Day! See how tall you are compared to the Emperor Penguin, if you can walk with an egg on your feet, or if you can jump...

Seed Library

The Seed Library at Northwood Library is a place for gardeners to “borrow” seeds from the library. At the end of the growing season, gardeners save seeds...

Take & Make: A Snowflake Picture to Remember

Create a snowflake decorated picture frame for a winter gift for someone special. This take & make kit will be available at the Orleans Street Branch from...

story time, librarian and children

Inspired by Maurice Sendak's Chicken Soup with Rice, we will share simple healthy soup recipes for cold winter days. Take a sample soup home to cook yourself...

Take & Make: Animal Mobile

Craft an animal mobile as a piece of art or as an information resource! This take & make kit will be available at the Northwood Branch from January 4-29 on...

"Allegory of Painting" by Domenico Corvi from the Walters Art Museum online collection, depicting a woman painting a self-portrait

Express yourself through art-inspired (or "ekphrastic") poetry using our free journal, which includes information on how to write ekphrastic poetry and art...

Take & Make: Building Bridges

Just how does a bridge work? Pick up a take & make kit to perform experiments. You can craft your bridge from LEGO® bricks or use the supplied materials. ...

preschool children

In the picture book Sometimes People March by Tessa Allen, the author explains that when people want a crucial change in the world, they often march together...

Take & Make: Chinese New Year Crafts

Get ready to celebrate the Year of the Tiger by making a hand drum and a lantern. This take & make kit will be available at the Canton Branch from January...

Take & Make: Crack the Code Bag

Can you solve the clues to unlock the bag and get the prize? This take & make kit will be available at the Edmondson Village Branch from January 4-29 on a...

Take & Make: DIY Kool Aid Lip Scrub

Keep your lips smooth this winter with a fruity DIY Kool Aid lip scrub! Stop by the Southeast Anchor Library to pick up your kit with ingredients and...

Take & Make: Debugging the Mars Lander

Using craft supplies and instructions, experiment in creating your own Mars Lander. Challenge your friends to see who can create the biggest and best Lander...

Take & Make: Dungeons & Dragons (5th Edition)

Start your journey through fantastic realms and battle ferocious beasts through the magic of D&D. No prior table-top experience required. This take & make...

Take & Make: Glitter Snowman

Use glitter stickers to create the snowman mosiac. This take & make kit will be available at the Pennslyvania Avenue Branch from January 4-29 on a first...

Take & Make: Glitter Snowman

Use glitter stickers to create a snowman mosaic. This take & make kit will be available at the Cherry Hill Branch from January 4-29 on a first come, first...

Take & Make: Glitter Snowman

Use glitter stickers to create the snowman mosiac. This take & make kit will be available at the Orleans Street Branch from January 4-29 on a first come,...

image of a hand with peachy skintone and red nailpolish writing the words 'My Plan' in a blank journal

Start 2022 off with a new handmade journal. Kit includes: scrapbook paper, blank paper, thread, and suggested journal prompts. This take & make kit will be...

Hot chocolate in red mug with marshmallows and candy cane

This take & make has been postponed and will be available beginning Tuesday, January 11. Do marshmallows melt faster in hot chocolate made with water or...

Take & Make: Mathema-kits

Do you want to prove you know your fractions, decimals, and equations to your teachers? Want to have a little fun doing it? Mathema-kits are full of games...

family of four playing in fall leaves

It's the changing of the virtual seasons in Animal Crossing! On New Leaf Day, all of the leaves turn green to welcome spring time. Celebrate with us and...

Take & Make: Paper Plate Pop-Up Snowman

Celebrate the snowy season with this fun and easy pop-up snowman craft! All materials are provided, along with a list of snowman-themed books, songs and...

pinwheel attached to railing

Wind energy is an important part of renewable energy. But what is it? How does it work? Learn about the power of wind by making your own pinwheel. Pinwheels...

creative art abstract painting watercolor

Mix it up as you explore printmaking with a variety of art materials. This take & make kit will be available at the Canton Branch from January 4-29 on a...

Take & Make: Puzzle Day

Grab a kit and celebrate Puzzle Day! Each kit will include a puzzle blank, instructions, and ideas to get you started. This take & make kit will be...

Take & Make: Reading Par-Tea!

Teens can celebrate National Tea Month by picking up a tea sampler set. Each set will include information on the types of teas and respective brewing...

paper crafts colorful construction paper

Celebrate the winter season with a snow day craft. We have included some book recommendations to help celebrate the season. This take & make kit will be...

Take & Make: Snowman Snowglobes

Keep the winter fun alive with these mason jar snowglobes! All materials will be provided. This take & make kit will be available at the Waverly Branch from...

Take & Make: Snowman Thermometer

This foam snowman thermometer craft kit is a fun frosty activity. This take & make kit will be available at the Washington Village Branch from January 4-29...

Take & Make: Snowman Thermometer

This foam snowman thermometer craft kit is a fun frosty activity. This take & make kit will be available at the Herring Run Branch from January 4-29 on a...

Take & Make: Sock Planters

Learn about plants, make your own planter, and get the supplies to grow seeds at home. This take & make kit will be available at the Patterson Park Branch...

Take & Make: Sock Snowman

Make a cuddly snowman---while staying warm indoors! This take & make kit will be available at the Canton Branch from January 18-29 on a first come, first...

Photo of a child blowing up a balloon.

Learn about Newton's Third Law of Motion by making a speedy balloon rocket using string, a drinking straw, tape, and a balloon! Construct your balloon...

Take & Make: Stained Glass Candle Jars

Use tissue paper to turn an ordinary glass jar into a colorful candle holder that mimics the effects of stained glass. Kits include all supplies and an...

Take & Make: Stay Well, Stay Inspired

Pick up a workbook that comes with creative writing prompts, coloring book pages, and uplifting quotes that will help you unwind and destress. This take &...

Take & Make: The Mitten - A Tellable Tale

Create a mitten craft and use it in a retelling of this classic folktale. This take & make kit will be available at the Govans Branch from January 18-29 on...

idea chalkboard thinking

Start off the new year by creating a dream board of your goals and dreams for 2022. This take & make kit will be available in the Central Library's Earl...

Horses drinking water in winter

Borrow a book (or an audiobook) from the Waverly Branch library and receive a diamond painting kit to enjoy at home. The kit comes with all supplies needed....

Mason jar lantern with snowflake pattern

Danish coziness on a cold winter day! Make your own little lantern, complete with a winter scene, to enjoy at home. We've included a few poems to read as...

Hand moving a blue game piece on a game board

Let's play Halma! Created in the 1880's, Halma is a multiplayer strategy game that involves moving pieces across a game board. Halma can be played with 2 or...

Teen Raid Box: All Out Anime

Stop by the Edmondson Avenue Branch to pick up an Anime-inspired teen raid box. This is the perfect box for teens who love anime and manga. Each box contains...

computer keyboard hands

In this 6-week series, 5 topics will be discussed: ABCs of the PC, Skill Builders’ Workshops, Introduction to Computers and Windows, Introduction to Word...

SeniorTec Series

Online Class Sessions - Email registration required You are never too old to learn. Join us for a fun filled adventure as we discover the world of the...

10:30am
Virtual Event
Storytime: Fun at the Library

To help curb the community transmission of COVID-19, all in-person programming in January will be moved to virtual platforms. In place of this storytime,...

Family Storytime

Stories, movement, songs, and our most fun activities. Come ready to move, laugh, and learn together. For families with children ages 2-5. All abilities...

Family Storytime

Stories, movement, songs, and our most fun activities. Come ready to move, laugh, and learn together. For families with children ages 2-5. All abilities...

Finger touching backlit tablet screen

Bring your questions about digital reading technology, and learn more about the services the Pratt Library offers to connect readers with eBooks, digital...

2pm
Virtual Event
Introduction to Microsoft Office 2019 and Computer Basics

Online Class Sessions - Email registration required In this 6-week series, 5 topics will be discussed: ABCs of the PC, Skill Builders’ Workshops,...

2pm
Virtual Event
Getting to Know You (Again)! Teen Meet and Greet

We've missed you! Stop by the teen area at Southeast Anchor to introduce or reintroduce yourself to the YA librarians. Get a small prize for stopping in and...

New Year, New You: A Guide to Mindfulness

Join us in a guided meditation led by Instructor Diana Martinez of Core Connections. No experience neccessary!

4pm
Virtual Event
Caribbean Lit Book Club

Read and Join us for a discussion of Elizabeth Nunez's, Discretion. “A captivating tale of Oufoula Sindede, an African diplomat in a passionless marriage...

6:30pm
Virtual Event
Writers LIVE! Ron Tanner, Far West

Registration not required, but encouraged to receive Eventbrite reminders. Please register for the event here. Watch the event here. Ron Tanner will be in...

7pm
Virtual Event

Thursday, January 27

 3D Printing at Govans

Design a 3D printed miniature at home and print it out at the Govans branch! Materials will include an instructional manual and suggested books to help...

 Take & Make: Scratch Art Bookmark

Celebrate your favorite books by creating bookmark decorations. This take & make kit will be available at the Govans Branch from January 10-31 on a first...

Bedtime Book Bundles

Stop by the Hampden Branch to pick up a bundle of carefully selected books to help you establish or strengthen your bedtime reading routine! Each bundle...

Baltimore Bird

Pick up a kit to make bird seed treats to put outside for our feathered friends. This take & make kit will be available at the Cherry Hill Branch from...

Interactive Movie Kit: Frozen

Do you want to build a snowman? You can do that and more while watching Frozen with our interactive movie kit. Each kit includes crafts, props, and...

One Book Baltimore: Community Dream Boards!

"If you believe it then act so." quote from this year's One Book Baltimore Selection, Becoming Beatriz by Tami Charles We invite community members to take...

Penguin Day Storytime Kits

Celebrate National Penguin Awareness Day! See how tall you are compared to the Emperor Penguin, if you can walk with an egg on your feet, or if you can jump...

Seed Library

The Seed Library at Northwood Library is a place for gardeners to “borrow” seeds from the library. At the end of the growing season, gardeners save seeds...

Take & Make: A Snowflake Picture to Remember

Create a snowflake decorated picture frame for a winter gift for someone special. This take & make kit will be available at the Orleans Street Branch from...

story time, librarian and children

Inspired by Maurice Sendak's Chicken Soup with Rice, we will share simple healthy soup recipes for cold winter days. Take a sample soup home to cook yourself...

Take & Make: Animal Mobile

Craft an animal mobile as a piece of art or as an information resource! This take & make kit will be available at the Northwood Branch from January 4-29 on...

"Allegory of Painting" by Domenico Corvi from the Walters Art Museum online collection, depicting a woman painting a self-portrait

Express yourself through art-inspired (or "ekphrastic") poetry using our free journal, which includes information on how to write ekphrastic poetry and art...

Take & Make: Building Bridges

Just how does a bridge work? Pick up a take & make kit to perform experiments. You can craft your bridge from LEGO® bricks or use the supplied materials. ...

preschool children

In the picture book Sometimes People March by Tessa Allen, the author explains that when people want a crucial change in the world, they often march together...

Take & Make: Chinese New Year Crafts

Get ready to celebrate the Year of the Tiger by making a hand drum and a lantern. This take & make kit will be available at the Canton Branch from January...

Take & Make: Crack the Code Bag

Can you solve the clues to unlock the bag and get the prize? This take & make kit will be available at the Edmondson Village Branch from January 4-29 on a...

Take & Make: DIY Kool Aid Lip Scrub

Keep your lips smooth this winter with a fruity DIY Kool Aid lip scrub! Stop by the Southeast Anchor Library to pick up your kit with ingredients and...

Take & Make: Debugging the Mars Lander

Using craft supplies and instructions, experiment in creating your own Mars Lander. Challenge your friends to see who can create the biggest and best Lander...

Take & Make: Dungeons & Dragons (5th Edition)

Start your journey through fantastic realms and battle ferocious beasts through the magic of D&D. No prior table-top experience required. This take & make...

Take & Make: Glitter Snowman

Use glitter stickers to create a snowman mosaic. This take & make kit will be available at the Cherry Hill Branch from January 4-29 on a first come, first...

Take & Make: Glitter Snowman

Use glitter stickers to create the snowman mosiac. This take & make kit will be available at the Orleans Street Branch from January 4-29 on a first come,...

Take & Make: Glitter Snowman

Use glitter stickers to create the snowman mosiac. This take & make kit will be available at the Pennslyvania Avenue Branch from January 4-29 on a first...

image of a hand with peachy skintone and red nailpolish writing the words 'My Plan' in a blank journal

Start 2022 off with a new handmade journal. Kit includes: scrapbook paper, blank paper, thread, and suggested journal prompts. This take & make kit will be...

Hot chocolate in red mug with marshmallows and candy cane

This take & make has been postponed and will be available beginning Tuesday, January 11. Do marshmallows melt faster in hot chocolate made with water or...

Take & Make: Mathema-kits

Do you want to prove you know your fractions, decimals, and equations to your teachers? Want to have a little fun doing it? Mathema-kits are full of games...

family of four playing in fall leaves

It's the changing of the virtual seasons in Animal Crossing! On New Leaf Day, all of the leaves turn green to welcome spring time. Celebrate with us and...

Take & Make: Paper Plate Pop-Up Snowman

Celebrate the snowy season with this fun and easy pop-up snowman craft! All materials are provided, along with a list of snowman-themed books, songs and...

pinwheel attached to railing

Wind energy is an important part of renewable energy. But what is it? How does it work? Learn about the power of wind by making your own pinwheel. Pinwheels...

creative art abstract painting watercolor

Mix it up as you explore printmaking with a variety of art materials. This take & make kit will be available at the Canton Branch from January 4-29 on a...

Take & Make: Puzzle Day

Grab a kit and celebrate Puzzle Day! Each kit will include a puzzle blank, instructions, and ideas to get you started. This take & make kit will be...

Take & Make: Reading Par-Tea!

Teens can celebrate National Tea Month by picking up a tea sampler set. Each set will include information on the types of teas and respective brewing...

paper crafts colorful construction paper

Celebrate the winter season with a snow day craft. We have included some book recommendations to help celebrate the season. This take & make kit will be...

Take & Make: Snowman Snowglobes

Keep the winter fun alive with these mason jar snowglobes! All materials will be provided. This take & make kit will be available at the Waverly Branch from...

Take & Make: Snowman Thermometer

This foam snowman thermometer craft kit is a fun frosty activity. This take & make kit will be available at the Washington Village Branch from January 4-29...

Take & Make: Snowman Thermometer

This foam snowman thermometer craft kit is a fun frosty activity. This take & make kit will be available at the Herring Run Branch from January 4-29 on a...

Take & Make: Sock Planters

Learn about plants, make your own planter, and get the supplies to grow seeds at home. This take & make kit will be available at the Patterson Park Branch...

Take & Make: Sock Snowman

Make a cuddly snowman---while staying warm indoors! This take & make kit will be available at the Canton Branch from January 18-29 on a first come, first...

Photo of a child blowing up a balloon.

Learn about Newton's Third Law of Motion by making a speedy balloon rocket using string, a drinking straw, tape, and a balloon! Construct your balloon...

Take & Make: Stained Glass Candle Jars

Use tissue paper to turn an ordinary glass jar into a colorful candle holder that mimics the effects of stained glass. Kits include all supplies and an...

Take & Make: Stay Well, Stay Inspired

Pick up a workbook that comes with creative writing prompts, coloring book pages, and uplifting quotes that will help you unwind and destress. This take &...

Take & Make: The Mitten - A Tellable Tale

Create a mitten craft and use it in a retelling of this classic folktale. This take & make kit will be available at the Govans Branch from January 18-29 on...

idea chalkboard thinking

Start off the new year by creating a dream board of your goals and dreams for 2022. This take & make kit will be available in the Central Library's Earl...

Horses drinking water in winter

Borrow a book (or an audiobook) from the Waverly Branch library and receive a diamond painting kit to enjoy at home. The kit comes with all supplies needed....

Mason jar lantern with snowflake pattern

Danish coziness on a cold winter day! Make your own little lantern, complete with a winter scene, to enjoy at home. We've included a few poems to read as...

Hand moving a blue game piece on a game board

Let's play Halma! Created in the 1880's, Halma is a multiplayer strategy game that involves moving pieces across a game board. Halma can be played with 2 or...

Teen Raid Box: All Out Anime

Stop by the Edmondson Avenue Branch to pick up an Anime-inspired teen raid box. This is the perfect box for teens who love anime and manga. Each box contains...

story time, librarian and children

Join us for a virtual storytime featuring stories, songs, and fun!

11am
Virtual Event
writing signing paperwork forms

Presenter: Anna Tatro, Grants Collection Specialist Librarian This program will take place on Zoom. Register in advance or at the time of the program to...

1pm
Virtual Event
Getting to Know You (Again)! Teen Meet and Greet

We've missed you! Stop by the teen area at Southeast Anchor to introduce or reintroduce yourself to the YA librarians. Get a small prize for stopping in and...

Jamercise with Ginger

Jamercise is an exercise program that combines the benefits of a cardio-aerobic workout with elements of dance. Come join in person at Cherry Hill or join...

CANCELED - Introduction to Microsoft Office 2019 and Computer Basics

This program has been canceled. In this 6-session series, 5 topics will be discussed: ABCs of the PC, Skill Builders’ Workshops, Introduction to Computers...

Workplace Readiness Series

Online Class Sessions - Email registration required In this 6-part series, 3 topics will be discussed: Introduction to Word 2019 - Part 1 and...

5:30pm
Virtual Event
NRT Book Discussion Group

Join us for a discussion of Caste by Isabel Wilkerson.

Book Discussion

Read and discuss the Guncle by Steven Rowley.

6:30pm
Govans
Stream Available

Friday, January 28

 3D Printing at Govans

Design a 3D printed miniature at home and print it out at the Govans branch! Materials will include an instructional manual and suggested books to help...

 Take & Make: Scratch Art Bookmark

Celebrate your favorite books by creating bookmark decorations. This take & make kit will be available at the Govans Branch from January 10-31 on a first...

Bedtime Book Bundles

Stop by the Hampden Branch to pick up a bundle of carefully selected books to help you establish or strengthen your bedtime reading routine! Each bundle...

Baltimore Bird

Pick up a kit to make bird seed treats to put outside for our feathered friends. This take & make kit will be available at the Cherry Hill Branch from...

Interactive Movie Kit: Frozen

Do you want to build a snowman? You can do that and more while watching Frozen with our interactive movie kit. Each kit includes crafts, props, and...

One Book Baltimore: Community Dream Boards!

"If you believe it then act so." quote from this year's One Book Baltimore Selection, Becoming Beatriz by Tami Charles We invite community members to take...

Penguin Day Storytime Kits

Celebrate National Penguin Awareness Day! See how tall you are compared to the Emperor Penguin, if you can walk with an egg on your feet, or if you can jump...

Seed Library

The Seed Library at Northwood Library is a place for gardeners to “borrow” seeds from the library. At the end of the growing season, gardeners save seeds...

Take & Make: A Snowflake Picture to Remember

Create a snowflake decorated picture frame for a winter gift for someone special. This take & make kit will be available at the Orleans Street Branch from...

story time, librarian and children

Inspired by Maurice Sendak's Chicken Soup with Rice, we will share simple healthy soup recipes for cold winter days. Take a sample soup home to cook yourself...

Take & Make: Animal Mobile

Craft an animal mobile as a piece of art or as an information resource! This take & make kit will be available at the Northwood Branch from January 4-29 on...

"Allegory of Painting" by Domenico Corvi from the Walters Art Museum online collection, depicting a woman painting a self-portrait

Express yourself through art-inspired (or "ekphrastic") poetry using our free journal, which includes information on how to write ekphrastic poetry and art...

Take & Make: Building Bridges

Just how does a bridge work? Pick up a take & make kit to perform experiments. You can craft your bridge from LEGO® bricks or use the supplied materials. ...

preschool children

In the picture book Sometimes People March by Tessa Allen, the author explains that when people want a crucial change in the world, they often march together...

Take & Make: Chinese New Year Crafts

Get ready to celebrate the Year of the Tiger by making a hand drum and a lantern. This take & make kit will be available at the Canton Branch from January...

Take & Make: Crack the Code Bag

Can you solve the clues to unlock the bag and get the prize? This take & make kit will be available at the Edmondson Village Branch from January 4-29 on a...

Take & Make: DIY Kool Aid Lip Scrub

Keep your lips smooth this winter with a fruity DIY Kool Aid lip scrub! Stop by the Southeast Anchor Library to pick up your kit with ingredients and...

Take & Make: Debugging the Mars Lander

Using craft supplies and instructions, experiment in creating your own Mars Lander. Challenge your friends to see who can create the biggest and best Lander...

Take & Make: Dungeons & Dragons (5th Edition)

Start your journey through fantastic realms and battle ferocious beasts through the magic of D&D. No prior table-top experience required. This take & make...